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Say Hello To "Impulse" - My New C27

I closed on her last week. Spent hours cleaning out the "I don't sail but I wanted a place to spend the night" garbage and cleaning the inside. Power washed the exterior.

I was able to get a great deal and look forward to many fun days ahead.

Just thought I would join the conversation and share a few photos. I have lots of questions...
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Looking good! You will have some fun adventures ahead. Congrats!


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She looks pretty clean! Once you fix that mainsheet you're on your way!!

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Looking good!

All you need is a traveler
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I'd be building out a traveler for the bridge deck, with continuous line setup, and 2:1, with options for 3:1. It'll wake up that boat nicely for sail trim.

Otherwise it looks to be in decent shape.

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Thanks for the thoughts. Yes, the main sheet setup seems to be an area of concern. However, the two most pressing issues for me are replacing the lifelines and the outboard. The lower lifelines are completely missing and the uppers appear to be old and stretched. Research has led me Amsteel Blue for the lifelines. And an outboard repairman, who happens to be my dockmate.
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I recall my c27 I totally rebuilt her and put new yam mar 1gm10 in her and new running rigging as well paint etc . I sailed her for 7 years before moving on to a 36' ketch, but that c27 was so fun to sail they are just great boats! Brought me home thru a few storms when I was scared as hell an still green, lol. She was my first big boat, I know you are going to have a lot of fun with her, very happy for you, I don't think a traveller will make a difference all that much if it works rigged like that enjoy it that way, all my best to you cheers!
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I do recall one of the handiest improvements I made was a fibreglass boom kicker, and got rid of the topping lift, those boo kickers are great think it was around 240.? Took only 20 min install.
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I do recall one of the handiest improvements I made was a fibreglass boom kicker, and got rid of the topping lift, those boo kickers are great think it was around 240.? Took only 20 min install.
I agree on the Boomkicker, have one on my 235. One thought, how are the sails? They make a world of difference as well, it is a sailboat. I personally would look in to new, never buy used cause the only reason someone gets rid of a sail to sell as used is because it is done. That would be a top priority in my book.

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That's not really true. I'd never buy a used main because generally that IS true about them and they must fit much more exactly than headsails as well but people get rid of jibs & spinnakers for a multitude of reasons.

Upgrading a new boat from the "factory" sails, unloading some seldom or never used racing sails, high end racers that automatically rotate their wardrobe each season, sail makers getting rid of new sails the buyer defaulted on, etc.

I've gotten some extremely good deals on used sails - like 10 cents on the dollar for a 50' jib that had only been flown 5 times.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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